furnish


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Furnish \Fur"nish\ (f[^u]r"n[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Furnished; p. pr. & vb. n. Furnishing.] [OF. furnir,
   fornir, to furnish, finish, F. fournir; akin to Pr. formir,
   furmir, fromir, to accomplish, satisfy, fr. OHG. frumjan to
   further, execute, do, akin to E. frame. See Frame, v. t.,
   and -ish.]
   1. To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate;
      to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as,
      to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with
      arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind
      with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles;
      to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
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            That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly
            furnished
            unto all good works.                  --2 Tim. iii.
                                                  17,
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   2. To offer for use; to provide (something); to give
      (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry:
      to furnish arms for defense.
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            Ye are they . . . that furnish the drink offering
            unto that number.                     --Is. lxv. 11.
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            His writings and his life furnish abundant proofs
            that he was not a man of strong sense. --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Furnish \Fur"nish\, n.
   That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.
   [Obs.] --Greene.
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